I almost dropped my re-election ambition — Obaseki


Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has told of how he mulled over dropping his re-election ambition amid political trouble he is mired in.

Obaseki disclosed this on Friday in his acceptance speech at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, venue of the indirect governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Speaking after winning the PDP’s ticket, the governor, who has been dogged by trouble politically, said at a time he wanted to jettison his re-election bid but was talked out it by his loved ones and political allies.

He said, “Today, history is being made in Nigeria. The victory we are celebrating today has been a long and strenuous walk to political freedom, which as from today, in my election as the standard bearer of our great party (PDP), by the grace of God, I will be governor again for another four years.

“Much has been entrusted to me by the representatives of our great party, and this responsibility will enable me to consolidate on the achievements that we have made.

“It will enable me to deepen good governance in Edo State. It will help us to restore the pride of Edo people and make Edo one of the best states in Nigeria.

“Today marks an electrifying moment in the political history of our state and indeed our country.

“With today’s election, we have demonstrated again that no mountain is too high to stop the aspiration of a people that have put their faith in God and that is called by God to make life better for the greater majority of the people.

“I must admit that there was a time in this struggle when as a mere mortal, I was almost tempted to quit. But I thank God for my family, friends and my colleague governors.”

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